Ludington Area
Art Galleries & The Arts

Any season of the year, take some time to visit one of Ludington's art galleries featuring jewelry, pottery, paintings, photography, and glass blowing--plenty of things to satisfy the art lover in you. Many local organizations are hard at work expanding the arts culture in the Ludington area, such as the Ludington Area Center for the Arts. Throughout the summer, Art Fairs take place, and murals beautify many local businesses. There are many plays and concerts featuring local and famous talent. No need to travel far and wide--it's all right here in the Ludington area.

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Todd And Brad Reed Photography Wednesdays Michigan Book
By Sarah Beth
Ludington, MI, (231) 510-2528
Choose from affordable, beautiful, original paintings and drawings created by Sarah Beth! A local artist residing in Ludington, Sarah has her art on display and for sale at the Golden Key Art Gallery, Shagway Arts Barn and Petri Gallery. Professional prints available in any size by special order.
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Craig Sterken Photography
(989) 245-3689
Take a visual journey of the Ludington area through the lens of Craig Sterken. Rediscover familiar places you love to visit. Prints, book marks, greeting cards, canvas wraps, and custom framed prints of favorite landmarks. Available in downtown Ludington at Maude's Garage, the Ludington Area Center for the Arts, or order online anytime.
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Ludington Area Center for the Arts
Golden Key Art Gallery
601 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-7036
The gallery offers a social, fun, and creative atmosphere, filled with all artistic expressions and unique gifts for every budget. Our staff is constantly looking for special items to celebrate creativity. Enjoy a free snack while you're browsing! Check out artist receptions, featured artists, and special events on our website.
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Inspired Painting Parties
417 N. Robert, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 233-4810
A traveling paint studio offering a unique night out. Flex your creative muscles while our artist guides you step-by-step in the creation of your very own masterpiece. We offer public events-partnering with local businesses. Or host a private party for family and friends in the venue of your choice.
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Petri Gallery Pentwater
Instrumental Music & Sound
109 S. James St., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-4411
We're your local music store, and have been in business since 1981. Here you can purchase acoustic and electric guitars, basses, banjos, digital pianos, percussion and brand names like Fender, Schecter, Larrivee, and Washburn. We also rent instruments to band students and can print out most music while you wait.
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Lakeshore Arts Guide
If you love the arts--whether it be visual or performing arts--then you will appreciate this guide to the arts along the Lake Michigan Circle Tour. This Lakeshore Arts Guide encompasses art galleries, art fairs, crafts, photo-art, music and theater in various destinations in Michigan and Wisconsin. Enjoy life, discover the arts!
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Ludington Arts & Crafts Fairs
Ludington Area Center for the Arts
107 S. Harrison, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-2787
This historic building is a venue for art exhibitions, performances, writers' forums, and educational workshops. Our gift shop showcases unique items created by Michigan artists. We strive to integrate arts and culture into community life. Proud sponsor of the West Shore Art Fair in July. Hours: Tues-Sat noon-5pm (April-November), Thurs-Sat (December-March).
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Ludington Area performing Arts
Ludington Arts & Crafts Fairs
Attend an art fair this summer! Ludington's City Park is the location for two large arts and crafts fairs during the summer. The West Shore Art Fair is held the first full weekend of July and features fine artists and fine crafters who are accepted through a jury process. In mid-August the Gold Coast Artisan Fair is held. Vendors from across the state and beyond sell a variety of wonderful handmade items, jewelry, photographs, paintings, and more.
Paintings by Riedl & Creations by MIR
202 N. Robert St., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-7415
John and Marion Riedl, local artists, showcase nature's beauty. John composes oil paintings of landscapes and seascapes from his photographs; prints and notecards of originals also available. Marion creates placemats, runners, and "Michigan" potholders. Visit their website, call for appointment, or email
Performing Arts
Come experience the magic and pleasure of performing arts. Our current series of music, theater and specialty acts offer a delightful diversion from the everyday. Relax and unwind with quality performances, proudly presented by local and well-known talent.
Petri Gallery
226 S. Hancock St., Pentwater, MI 49449, (231) 907-1680
Petri Gallery is a feast for the art lover's eyes! Enjoy paintings featuring the internationally-known artists Cheri and Bert Petri. Newly expanded, the gallery is filled with paintings, pottery, baskets, wood bowls, jewelry, glass art, and more! Cheri also teaches classes at the gallery. Located next to the Village Green in scenic Pentwater.
Scottville Clown Band
The Scottville Clown Band is "world famous" for their unique brand of performing...grown men dressed in costume, marching in parades and entertaining festival audiences both young and old. They are a sight to see and sound amazing! Performing art at its "funnest!" Check the Clown Band schedule for their next appearance.
Shagway Arts Barn
5949 Shagway Rd., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 970-0222
Experience and explore the arts, nature, and history at Shagway Arts Barn. There are many activities at the Arts Barn, including live music every summer Thursday, nature trails to walk, and a barn full of art from over 30 local artists! The Arts Barn is also available for special events and weddings!
Todd & Brad Reed Photo Gallery
114 W. Ludington Ave., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-0777
Come experience the ever-changing moods and colors of Michigan inside the Todd and Brad Reed Photo Gallery in downtown Ludington. See local lighthouses, lakeshore, wildlife, and country scenes. Photos range in price from $25-$2,900. Signed copies of their books, calendars, and DVDs also available.

Discover More Art...

Art Galleries in Manistee, Michigan--This Victorian Port City is the perfect setting for arts shopping.
Hamlin Lake Area Art Galleries--Four miles north of Ludington, Hamlin Lake is a great destination for families to vacation. Venture into Ludington and discover the wonderful art shops.
Silver Lake Sand Dunes Arts Shops--This is a wonderful area to vacation, with plenty of exciting activities, on and off the dunes. Art galleries and shops in nearby towns offer items to satisfy the art lover in you.
Pentwater, Michigan Art Galleries--This quaint village along Lake Michigan is a real gem when it comes to art. Here you'll find art galleries and many other stores that will keep you busy all day.
Arts Shopping in Scottville--Scottville is not far away from several art galleries in nearby cities.
PM River Area Arts--he PM River ranges from Scottville to Baldwin area, so there are sure to be many art galleries and art venues nearby and along the way.
West Michigan Art Galleries and Art Centers--Our most complete list of art galleries, art information, performance venues and more!
Northern Michigan Art Galleries -- There are various art galleries in the Northern Michigan area; be sure to visit them when traveling there.
Northwest Michigan Area Art Galleries -- Art galleries in the Northwest Michigan area feature jewelry, pottery, paintings, and photography--plenty of things to satisfy the art lover in you.
Wisconsin Art Galleries -- Check out the many art galleries in Eastern Wisconsin. Some may exhibit and sell the works of a sole artist, while others offer art by several artists, often on a consignment basis.